Study: Not Enough Exercise Is Likely To Blame For Obesity Epidemic

Study: Not Enough Exercise Is Likely To Blame For Obesity Epidemic

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic. Researc ...

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Michelle Obama Assails Plan To Lower School Lunch Standards

Michelle Obama Assails Plan To Lower School Lunch Standards

Washington (AFP) - Michelle Obama lashed out in a newspaper opinion piece Thursday against Republican plans to roll back recently improved nutrition standards in American schools, ...

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Overweight Teens More Likely To Be Rejected By Thin Peers, Study Says

Overweight Teens More Likely To Be Rejected By Thin Peers, Study Says

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- Overweight adolescents are indifferent about the weight of their friends, but not so the thin peers, who are more likely to choos ...

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Medical Cost Of Childhood Obesity Is $19,000 Per Obese Child, Researchers Say

Medical Cost Of Childhood Obesity Is $19,000 Per Obese Child, Researchers Say

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Are the millions of dollars spent to try to reverse childhood obesity a good investment? One answer might be found in the cost if the condition ...

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Bariatric Surgery Found To Ease Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Bariatric Surgery Found To Ease Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatmen ...

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Obesity In Young American Children Plummets

Obesity In Young American Children Plummets

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation’s smallest eaters: Between 20 ...

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Sugar Levels In Food Must Be Cut

Sugar Levels In Food Must Be Cut

London (AFP) - Health experts launched a drive on Thursday to cut sugar levels in food in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes. The Action on Sugar campaign aims to make the p ...

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Obesity Ballooning In Developing World

Obesity Ballooning In Developing World

London (AFP) - The number of obese and overweight people in the developing world nearly quadrupled to almost a billion between 1980 and 2008, a think-tank report said on Friday. T ...

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